For many of us including me Google Mail or Gmail has been the only Email client that they are using due to the impeccable service they offer and various other add-ons available with the Gmail like our Contacts and Calendar events. We can access them easily on our computer or laptop.
But in case we have to access them on our iPhone then we may not be able to do that until now. But you will be very excited to hear that today i have got a solution to your problems of not being able to access the Gmail contacts and Calendar on your iPhone. In iPhone we normally configure our Email in our Email app provided by Apple which allows us to configure the Gmail as a Gmail Account due to which we are not able to sync our Contacts and Calendars with iPhone.
But today i will tell you how to configure your Gmail Account as a Microsoft Exchange Account so that you are able to sync your Google Contacts, Calendars and mail in iPhone.
Sync Google Contacts, Calendars and Mail on iOS 6
Here’s how you can do it
This is main screen of your iPhone. You can now unlock your phone by sliding across it.
After you will unlock your iPhone this is how your iPhone’s screen will look like. Now tap on the grey colored icon which says Settings on the bottom of your screen.
Inside Settings you will find a lot of options now with the help of your finger slide up and then you will see the Mail,Contacts, Calendars option.
Select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option highlighted in a Red Border by tapping on it.
Inside Mail, Contacts, Calendars options you will see an option which says Add Account as highlighted in red in the above screenshot. Please select this option by tapping on it.
Now here is where it get tricky, don’t select Gmail instead select Microsoft Exchange as highlighted in red by tapping on it.
After you select Microsoft Exchange above screen will open for you which will have three fields i.e. Email, Password and Description.
Now you need to enter your Full Email Address in the Email field, Password in the Password field and in the Description field you can anything according to your convenience as it will be used as a name for your Gmail Account so that you can recognize it if you have one or more Microsoft Exchange Accounts configured in your iPhone.
After Entering all the three fields you can press Next button on the top right hand side corner and it will start verifying all the credentials.
After the above credentials get verified the above screen will open in which you will again have to enter some fields so that you can setup your Gmail account as Microsoft Exchange.
- In Email Field enter your full Gmail address
- In Server field enter m.google.com
- Leave Domain field blank
Now with the help of your finger slide up and you will see some more fields.
- In Username field enter your full Gmail address
- In Password field enter the password for the Gmail account
- In Description field you can anything according to your convenience as it will be used as a name for your Gmail Account so that you can recognize it if you have one or more Microsoft Exchange Accounts configured in your iPhone
After entering all the fields press Next button on the top right hand corner of the screen.
After you credentials get verified the above screen will come up and you can use to toggles to sync according to your choice.
This is a very simple tip, but can be very useful for many users who would like to sync their Gmail Contacts and Calendars on iPhone. If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.